Unseasonably cold and rainy conditions did not prevent some big performances in the field events as Croatia’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion Sandra Perkovic obliterated the meet record and improved upon her world lead at the adidas Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, in New York on Saturday (25).
Track and Field
The ‘Dream Mile’ is always a feature event at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games – the sixth leg of the IAAF Diamond League – and this year’s race on June 13 is no different.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American junior and high school 1500m record at the USATF Oxy High Performance meet with her incredible time of 4:04.62 on May 18.
From an international perspective, much of the attention at the Oxy High Performance meeting in Los Angeles was understandably on Great Britain’s Olympic hero Mo Farah but he was rather upstaged by US prodigy Mary Cain on Friday night (17).
Olympic champions Allyson Felix, Brittney Reese and Christian Taylor are just some of the latest athletes to commit to Rome’s Golden Gala on 6 June, the fifth leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
In all, 38 medallists from the 2012 London Olympics will feature at the Golden Gala, which will this year be held in the honour of 1980 Olympic 200m champion Pietro Mennea, who died earlier in 2013.